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  • #16
    Re: K-60 down and fixed

    remember running it in forward rotation will help it unscrew from the pipe. reverse will help feed into the line.

    150' of roots is time for a jetter. the right jetter does the work for you. and the right nozzle will cut 100% of all roots.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #17
      Re: K-60 down and fixed

      Thanks for all the advice Rick but in these cases a jetter would just flood the basement.

      The Model C or drill and Eel will be my friend on these type of jobs.

      Right tool for the right job.

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      • #18
        Re: K-60 down and fixed

        Originally posted by fixitright View Post
        Thanks for all the advice Rick but in these cases a jetter would just flood the basement.

        The Model C or drill and Eel will be my friend on these type of jobs.

        Right tool for the right job.



        No need for a jetter on residential lines. Expansion blades do a wonderful job of cleaning up.

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        • #19
          Re: K-60 down and fixed

          basements are not too common here. but when I do have to snake from them, it's not fun since you really can't use the water to help flush and test without taking steps to contain the water.

          what height are these cleanouts located? floor or wall?

          I guess no chance of installing an outside c/o.

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #20
            Re: K-60 down and fixed

            Originally posted by BuffaloPlumber View Post
            In my opinion pulling back giant root balls is far easier than wrestling a heavy and bulky machine up several staircases,basements,and sometimes long hauls in the field.



            A little extra grunt getting the machine in place saves a lot of extra grunt getting the job done. Also cuts down on extra trips.

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            • #21
              Re: K-60 down and fixed

              Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
              basements are not too common here. but when I do have to snake from them, it's not fun since you really can't use the water to help flush and test without taking steps to contain the water.

              what height are these cleanouts located? floor or wall?

              I guess no chance of installing an outside c/o.

              rick.



              85% of my cleanouts are on the basement floor the others are coming through wall a little above grade or on a stack with an ocasional chest high one a few times per year.

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              • #22
                Re: K-60 down and fixed

                Originally posted by AssTyme View Post
                85% of my cleanouts are on the basement floor the others are coming through wall a little above grade or on a stack with an ocasional chest high one a few times per year.

                Same here. Seldom see outside clean outs and only in commercial work.

                Remember, we have cold weather that keeps our lines deep.

                Six foot or more is common out of the house and the street main
                is often 20' or more under the street.

                Remember too Rick that it gets 20 degrees below zero here in the winter.
                Hoses freeze fast and metal breaks. You can circulate all the water you want
                but it takes only a minute to have a frozen line or a fitting break.

                There are companies that do it but they pay the price.
                Last edited by fixitright; 10-16-2013, 09:58 AM.

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                • #23
                  Re: K-60 down and fixed

                  You can put me on the list now as a K60 fan. I've been using it exclusively now for about 6 months. I got it used from another user here, and it has been problem free. I'm sectional almost 100% time now. I still have the jobs inside the home where I used the Model N on secondary lines, and I'm considering getting a K45 pistol rodder, but I love the sectional machines. I'd rather carry around the K60 vs a heavy drum machine. I don't mind the smaller drum machines, but I have no need for a large drum machine. Sectionals are so much safer and are so much cheaper to own.
                  Will Rogers Plumbing
                  Moore, Oklahoma
                  (
                  405) 323-2852

                  "Your Solution for Any Sewer and Drain Cleaning Needs"

                  "We Unclog Drains That Others Can't"



                  www.willrogersplumbing.com
                  http://willrogersplumbing.com/?page_id=8

                  "Oklahoma's Favorite Plumbers!"

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                  • #24
                    Re: K-60 down and fixed

                    will, who was the non believer?

                    I can always perform an exorcism and get the devil out of them. wouldn't be the first time I needed to do that. but once the devil is gone, they're a believer.

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #25
                      Re: K-60 down and fixed

                      Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                      will, who was the non believer?

                      I can always perform an exorcism and get the devil out of them. wouldn't be the first time I needed to do that. but once the devil is gone, they're a believer.

                      rick.


                      Looks like the guy who sold it to Will and went back to a drum

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                      • #26
                        Re: K-60 down and fixed

                        no I believe he went out of business.

                        just sold another k60 yesterday to one of my plumbing contractor friends who would hire me for his tricky stuff.

                        now he has all the tricks. well not all of them, but at least the rabbit.

                        rick.
                        phoebe it is

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                        • #27
                          Re: K-60 down and fixed

                          I traded him more or less a K60 for the K7500, there was other stuff involved too, but that was the main players in the trade. Think we both got what we wanted out of the trade, but I'm glad I don't have to lug that heavy K7500 around anymore. My GO68HD is the next machine I need to move, any takers?
                          Will Rogers Plumbing
                          Moore, Oklahoma
                          (
                          405) 323-2852

                          "Your Solution for Any Sewer and Drain Cleaning Needs"

                          "We Unclog Drains That Others Can't"



                          www.willrogersplumbing.com
                          http://willrogersplumbing.com/?page_id=8

                          "Oklahoma's Favorite Plumbers!"

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                          • #28
                            Re: K-60 down and fixed

                            I need some advice on a mainline machine
                            I have a lot of hillside houses hear in Los Angeles
                            I guess you dont like sectional machines,,OK what a good light weight drum machine
                            I am tired of lugging around a Gorlitz HD G68 HD drum machine
                            Does the Job buts its breakin my back
                            Any help appreciated
                            Dave Doyle
                            Rapid Rhino Plumbing
                            Los Angeles
                            cellular 626 524 4255

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                            • #29
                              Re: K-60 down and fixed

                              I can relate with hillsides in los angeles. Remember that for a line to backup with a large drop, has to be a mean stoppage. I use a jetter when the distance or drop gets much. Much easier and much safer than fighting gravity.

                              Not uncommon for me to go out 200+' on a hillside.

                              Rick.
                              phoebe it is

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                              • #30
                                Re: K-60 down and fixed

                                Originally posted by mistergato View Post
                                I need some advice on a mainline machine
                                I have a lot of hillside houses hear in Los Angeles
                                I guess you dont like sectional machines,,OK what a good light weight drum machine
                                I am tired of lugging around a Gorlitz HD G68 HD drum machine
                                Does the Job buts its breakin my back
                                Any help appreciated
                                Dave Doyle
                                Rapid Rhino Plumbing
                                Los Angeles
                                cellular 626 524 4255

                                I know nothing about the LA area, I prefer sectional machines for mainline stoppages as I feel they as safer, last longer, and are more effective than a Large drum machine. Inside I prefer a drum machine like the Electric Eel Model N or Spartan 100(unless I can clear the blockage from a roof with a K60). I good small drum machine that can handle most mainline blockages I'd recommend a Spartan 300.
                                Will Rogers Plumbing
                                Moore, Oklahoma
                                (
                                405) 323-2852

                                "Your Solution for Any Sewer and Drain Cleaning Needs"

                                "We Unclog Drains That Others Can't"



                                www.willrogersplumbing.com
                                http://willrogersplumbing.com/?page_id=8

                                "Oklahoma's Favorite Plumbers!"

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